We are part of the MILE team in the LAAS-CNRS, in Toulouse, France. Our research focuses on “mechano-biology”: How do mechanical stresses interact with the living to dictate or modulate specific biological responses? We are particularly interested in compressive stresses, as any cell population proliferating in a confined environment is under pressure (literally, but probably also figuratively). We study the impact of mechanical stress on cell physiology from both a physics and a biology standpoint, from a subcellular to a multicellular scale, developing original technologies for acute control and sensing of the mechanical and chemical environment. Visit our “Research” page to learn more about our ongoing research projects.